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9/15/2009 Houston, TX-- Chinese culture comes to life when the Shanghai Dance Company takes the stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Splendid China IV on October 9 & 10, 2009. The company’s highly anticipated Houston debut features all-new dazzling and acrobatic choreography performed by China’s top dancers.

A rising star in
China, Shanghai Dance Company has captured the hearts of adoring audiences all over the world. The company has won numerous medals and national recognitions at China’s most prestigious dance competitions. Shanghai and Beijing’s major newspapers report, “In the past few years, the Shanghai Dance Company has developed tremendously to become China’s #1 in dance companies.” The Company has recently toured France, Peru, Belgium, Netherlands, Columbia, Finland, Japan, Argentina, Chili, Germany, Singapore, and Thailand.

In Splendid China IV, Shanghai Dance Company will present seven most recent award winning choreographies from China. Travel back in time to experience the different cultural regions of China including Tibet, Xing Jiang, and Yunnan. “Flying Dragon and Soaring Phoenix,” 2009 China’s National Dance Silver Medal winner, guarantees a wild ride. Also, performing are bronze medal winners of the 2009 China’s National Dance Competition: “Crane in the Pond” and “Standing by the Water.”

This concert is presented by Dance of Asian America, a Houston-based nonprofit organization with an esteemed local company dedicated to promoting and preserving the cultures of China through dance. In Splendid China IV, Dance of Asian America and Mitsi Dancing School, Houston’s most established local Chinese dance school, will also perform six award-winning choreographies from famous artists in China.

Performance Information:
Location: Miller Outdoor Theater
100 Concert Drive, Houston, TX 77030

Concerts: Friday, October 9 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 10 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Free!
More Info: www.danceaa.org or Janie@danceaa.org